Ellie is a senior associate within RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program, leveraging a background in environmental design, resilience, health and social equity, and climate tech to contribute to thought-leadership and research promoting policies and best practices that reinforce the business case for sustainability in the built environment. Since joining RMI, Ellie’s primary focus has been supporting RMI’s Finance the Future initiative, where she works to increase the availability of capital for climate-aligned home energy improvements.
Prior to joining RMI, Ellie worked under the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI’s) Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, supporting projects and research that promote investments in energy efficient, healthy, resilient, and sustainable buildings and communities across the globe. Ellie’s previous work at ULI included assisting with community engagement projects with city officials and global real estate firms, as well as contributing to research publications on topics including climate risk and real estate, wildfire resilience, and flood buyouts.
Ellie also has a background in climate tech, having worked at CREtech, an intelligence platform devoted to reimagining real estate through innovative technologies. During her time at CREtech, Ellie used her background in sustainability to promote industry research on the future of climate tech adoption within the real estate industry.
Previously, Ellie worked at the Clean Air Council where she supported drafting legislation for a single-use plastic bag ban. The legislation was passed by Philadelphia’s City Council in 2019 and is set to be fully enforced by April of 2022.
BA, Business and Environmental Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
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